SILVERTON, Oregon - The family involved in Thursday's deadly fire has been identified as Antonio Reyes, age 22 and his son Juan Esteban, age 7. Tragically Mr. Reyes wife, Dora Maria Esteban, age 26 and her son James Reyes, age 8 were killed in the fire.
Although the investigation continues into the cause of the fire, early evidence shows the cause being possibly related to an electrical appliance. The Sheriff's Office does not have an updated medical status on Mr. Reyes or his son. Once an official cause of the fire is determined a final release will be issued by the Sheriff's Office, that time frame is currently unknown. The Sheriff's Office is asking media to be respectful of the family during this time.
Deputies secured the scene and requested additional resources for the investigation, which is on-going. There were 2 deceased people located in the mobile home, one was a female in her 20's and the other, a juvenile male. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but the initial information does not show evidence of criminal activity.
It is still early in the investigation and the process of gathering evidence in these types of situations is slow. We are not releasing the names of the involved people until family members are notified.
Investigators are on scene of a residential fire that unfortunately killed 2 people and injured 2 additional people. Deputies and local fire departments responded to the 2600 block of Silverfalls Hwy SE at approximately 4:45 this morning and found a residential fire. Initial information is 2 people died and 2 were transported to the hospital with injuries.
Marion County Detectives with the assistance of the Marion-Polk Counties Fire Investigation Team are beginning their investigation into the cause of the fire. At this time, no further details regarding the fire are being released. Additional releases will be sent out as more information is obtained as well as once family notifications are made.